Bay Batting 7th, Game 2 Preview: Mets @ Marlins

An article by posted on July 23, 2011

NEW YORK METS AT FLORIDA MARLINS

LHP Chris Capuano (8-9, 4.16) vs. RHP Clay Hensley (1-2, 2.70)

 Jason Bay returns from a right hamstring injury and will bat seventh tonight as the Mets face the Marlins for the game two at Sun Life Stadium.

  1. Jose Reyes, ss
  2. Justin Turner, 2b
  3. Carlos Beltran, rf
  4. David Wright, 3b
  5. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  6. Angel Pagan, cf
  7. Jason Bay, lf
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. Chris Capuano, lhp

The Mets and Marlins play game two tonight. Last night’s game featured the return of David Wright as he knocked in two doubles and helped us all remember fast what he means to this lineup. Reyes also had two knocks on the night, going 2-6, lowering his BA (seriously). Anyway tonight the Mets look to get behind another trade candidate in Chris Capuano as he goes against Clay Hensley.

Capuano is 8-9 on the season with a 4.16 ERA. In his first start back from the All-Star Break, he allowed 4 ER in 7.2 innings of work. This season, he has faced the Marlins twice, allowing 5 ER in 8.1 innings of work. The Marlins have the following numbers against him:

Ramirez 3-16
Cameron 4-10, 2 HR
Helms 1-7. 2B
Infante 2-7
Sanchez 3-6, 2B

Hensley will be making his second start on the year today. So far this year he has pitched in 21 games, with a 2.70 ERA in 20.0 innings of work. His first start of the season was against the Mets as he held the Amazins scoreless for 5 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers on Clay:

Wright 3-14, 2B
Reyes 2-10, 2B
Bay 3-9, 2B, HR
Harris 3-5, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!

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